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Father's Day Appetizers

Treat the dads in your life to their favorite apps including homemade salsa, dips, bruschetta, nachos, bacon-wrapped goodies and more.

Garlic Garbanzo Bean Spread

Garlic Garbanzo Bean Spread

Garlic Garbanzo Bean Spread

My friends and family always ask me to make it. I guarantee you’ll be asked for the recipe.

Baked Rosemary-Rhubarb Spread

Baked Rosemary-Rhubarb Spread

Baked Rosemary-Rhubarb Spread

Looking for a snack that's easy to put together? This zippy spread is seasoned with rosemary, garlic and crushed red pepper, and then sprinkled with toasted pine nuts. "The rhubarb adds a tangy note," says Joan Ranzini from Waynesboro, Virginia.

Salsa Chorizo Pizzas

Salsa Chorizo Pizzas

Salsa Chorizo Pizzas

Grilled pizza is a snap when starting with frozen bread dough. This version with a Mexican twist features a fresh homemade salsa and chorizo, a highly seasoned, coarsely ground pork sausage.
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Corn 'n' Black Bean Salsa

Corn 'n' Black Bean Salsa

Corn 'n' Black Bean Salsa

I'm a high school football coach who also likes to cook and garden. This salsa is a hit with my wife and our four kids, and when we entertain friends and fellow coaches. —Mike Bass, Alvin, Texas

Barbecue Wings

Barbecue Wings

Barbecue Wings

Growing up near Buffalo, New York, I was exposed to the famous Buffalo wing. In search of a version that would make the hot sauce my own, I created this recipe. These wings are spicy and sweet with a hint of celery. They always go fast at parties. –Sara Yarrington, Salem, New Hampshire

Basic Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

Basic Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

Basic Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

Peg Wilson of Elm Creek, Nebraska provides us with her version of “Texas Caviar” that provides for so many possibilities. It's as flavorful as it is colorful and works well alone or as an accompaniment.

Cilantro-Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Cilantro-Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Cilantro-Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Splashed with lime, this zippy favorite from Susan Riley in Allen, Texas makes a standout appetizer. It’s yummy spread on crackers. Or as an easy veggie dip, a fun alternative to junk food!

Zucchini Tomato Salsa

Zucchini Tomato Salsa

Zucchini Tomato Salsa

Wondering what to do with all her garden zucchini, Jennifer Magrey of Sterling, Connecticut came up with this versatile and colorful salsa: “I also serve it on crackers, burgers, chips, baked potatoes or over cream cheese as a spread!”

Jalapenos with Olive-Cream Filling

Jalapenos with Olive-Cream Filling

Jalapenos with Olive-Cream Filling

“These jalapenos are great!” says Krystal Peterson of Walker, Louisiana. “I take them to all get-togethers and potlucks, and the people at my husband's work are always requesting them.”

Special Cheese Balls

Special Cheese Balls

Special Cheese Balls

—Margaret B. Nichols, White Hall, Illinois

Beer Dip

Beer Dip

Beer Dip

Ranch dressing mix flavors this fast-to-fix mixture that's packed with shredded cheese and is made to go with pretzels. It's one of those snacks that when you start eating it, you can't stop! This dip can be made with any type of beer, including nonalcoholic. I've taken it to many parties and am always asked for the recipe. —Michelle Long, New Castle, Colorado
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